Victorian 18k yellow gold, diamond, and ruby ring. Queen Victoria popularized the snake motif when her husband-to-be, Prince Albert, presented her with the iconic serpent-shaped engagement ring. The Victorians employed the image of the snake as a symbol of everlasting love, wisdom, and commitment. This lovely 18k yellow gold ring features a dazzling Old Mine cut diamond. The serpent's eyes are dotted with glowing red rubies.